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BB & Colin Woodswith conductor Colin Woods (October 2018)
Brass Band - Marches, Overtures:
Valiant (Festival March) (1982) 3'
Based on the Australian song
Click Go The Shears (Ring the Bell Watchman)
Recordings:
Big Town Brass Big Town Brass (Sweden) cond. Andreas Hanson
Goldcrest ISB cond. Stephen Cobb
On The March Kew Band cond. Mark Ford
World Class Marches of The Salvation Army Vol 4 Black Dyke Band cond. Nicholas Childs
Listen to the International Staff Band Valiant

Born To Battle (Concert Etude) (1989) 5’
Written for the New York Staff Band.
Performances by: ISB, MSB, YBS Band
Recordings:
Manuscripts ISB cond. Stephen Cobb
Essays in Brass 3, YBS Band cond. David King
Listen to the International Staff Band Born To Battle

Brass Band - Song Arrangements and Meditations:
I Know He Cares For Me (1976) 5'
(SP&S Publishing, London)
Arrangement of the hymn tune.

My Shepherd (1988) 5’
Features the trombone section, based on an American hymn.
(Published: Triumphonic Collection, USA)
CD Recordings:
Chicago Staff Band cond. Dr Harold Burgmayer Reformation CD 2016
New England Brass Band cond. Douglas Yeo
Be Glad Then America CD 2007
William Booth Memorial Halls Band cond. Duncan Cameron
Here Is Love CD
National Capital Band (USA) / Stephen Bulla
On Tour CD 1989
Listen to the National Capital Band My Shepherd (Trombone Feature)

Meditation on Rapture (1990) 5’
(dedicated to Brigadiers Valda & Howard Broadstock)
(SP&S Publishing, London)
Meditative work based on a Salvation Army song
Recording:
1890-1990 Melbourne Staff Band cond. Colin Woods CD RR5866

To The Hills (1993) 5’ (dedicated to Colin Woods)
Meditative work based on a Salvation Army song.
Recording:
Shine as The Light Melbourne Staff Band cond. Ken Waterworth
Listen to the Melbourne Staff Band To the Hills

Take All My Sins Away (2001) 4’
Arrangement of the hymn tune.
Recording:
Exhaltation Melbourne Staff Band cond. Ken Waterworth
Listen to the Melbourne Staff Band Take all my sins away

Nearer My God To Thee (2011) 4.5’
Arrangement of the hymn tune that features the trombone section.

Blott En Dag (Just One Day) - Solo Flugel (or Cornet) (2018) 4’
Meditative solo based on a Swedish Hymn
Written for the Stockholm Temple Band, cond. Fredrik Råström

I’m In His Hands (In Memory of Jeanette Smith) - Solo Trombone (or Cornet) (2018) 3’
Meditative solo based on a Salvation Army song.

Balm In Gilead (2018) 5’
Arrangement of the African-American Spiritual.
Written for the Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods

I Hear Thy Welcome Voice (2018) 5’
Arrangement of the hymn tune.
Written for the Melbourne Staff Alumni Band, cond. Colin Woods

Korsfararsång (2018) 4.5’
Arrangement of the Swedish hymn tune
Written for the Stockholm Temple Band, cond.
Fredrik Råström

Resurrection - He Lives Again (2005 rev. 2018) 5’
Meditative work based on the
15th Station of The Cross, a choral work by the composer.

Brass Band - Test Pieces:
Rhapsody on ‘Come Ye Thankful People’ (1985) 8’ – B/C grade
Performances by Melbourne Staff Band cond. Colin Woods on their tour of the UK.

Rutherford Variations (1990) 10' – B/C grade
A set of variations based on the hymn tune Rutherford
Performances by: Melbourne Staff Band, Box Hill City Band
Recording:
1890-1990 Melbourne Staff Band cond. Colin Woods CD RR5866
Listen to the Melbourne Staff Band Rutherford Variations

Fortuna (1998) 10’ – B/C grade
Commissioned by Australian National Band Championships and Chris Earle 1998
Recording:
Fortuna Kew Band cond. Mark Ford (ABC Classics)

St. Aelred (Rhapsody for Band) (1981) 9' – B grade and above
A free flowing rhapsody based on the hymn tune St Aelred.
Performances by: Melbourne Staff Band, YBS Band, BB Bürgermusik Luzern
Canberra City Brass, Toronto Brass
Recording:
Essays in Brass 3, YBS Band cond. David King
Listen to the YBS Band Rhapsody on St Aelred

Winds of Change (2000) 13' - A grade
A grade Test Piece Australian National Brass Band Championships 2002
Performed by: Kensington & Norwood, Hawthorn, Willoughby, Kew, Waratah-Mayfield, St Mary’s District, City of Holroyd, Footscray-Yarravile, Darebin City, Moreland City, South Brisbane Federal
Commissioned by the YBS Band, England and premiered at the Gala Concert of the European Brass Band Championships 2000
Recording:
European Championships 2000, YBS Band cond. David King
Listen to the YBS Band Winds of Change

Vision of the Lost (2001) 12’ - A/B grade
B grade Test Piece Australian National Brass Band Championships 2005
Performed by: Gunnedah Shire, Warringah Concert Brass, Moorabbin Brass, Sutherland Shire Brass, Cairns City Brass 1, Canberra City Brass, Salisbury City
Commissioned by Ken Waterworth and the Melbourne Staff Band of the Salvation Army and performed on their tour of the UK.
Recording:
Exhaltation Melbourne Staff Band cond. Ken Waterworth
Listen to the Melbourne Staff Band Vision of the Lost

Three Places in Italy (2002) 9’ – C/D grade
Junior A Grade Test Piece Australian National Brass Band Championships 2007

Sunburnt Land – (2005) 13’ – A/B grade
Commissioned by Prof. David King and the YBS Band (UK)
Performances by:
The YBS Band - Tour of Australia & Royal Northern College of Music Festival of Brass
National Australia Brass, Melbourne International Festival of Brass
Willebroek Band, Belgium
Listen to the Willebroek Band Willebroek Band plays Sunburnt Land

Variations On A Theme of Beethoven - (2010) 13' - B/C grade
Theme and 8 variations based on the theme from Beethoven's 9th Symphony (Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee).
A general purpose piece - audiences know the melody - but the variations are interesting and enjoyable for both band and listeners.
The variations can be played as separate movements or played in a different order to that suggested.

Boundless - (2010) 12' - B/C grade
Theme and 7 variations based on the hymn tune O Boundless Salvation
Ideal for Salvation Army Corps bands or for community bands that want a piece in a traditional theme and variations style.

The Sport of Kings - (2011) 12' - D grade
Three movement suite evoking the sport of horse racing.
Suitable for concerts and competitions.
Commissioned by the Moonee Valley Brass Band cond. Wally Pope
D Grade Test Piece - 2013 Victorian State Band Championships (Ballarat Aug 2013)

Songs of the Conquerors - (2011) 12' - D grade
Commissioned by the Marist Brothers Brass Band cond. Matt Pankhurst

Metal on Metal - (2012) 13’ - A grade
Three movement work depicting types of metals
Commissioned by National Australia Brass Band
Premiere: National Australia Brass cond. Prof. David King
Avondale College Church, Avondale NSW
Saturday July 9, 4pm, 2012
Listen to the National Australia Brass Metal on Metal - for brass band by Brenton Broadstock

Born To Battle - (2013) 13’ - A grade
Three movement work reflecting the Salvation Army’s work in the USA
(an expanded version of the shorter work of the same title)
Commissioned by National Australia Brass Band cond. Prof. David King

Premiere: BMW Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne July 7, 2013
(A video recording is available on request)


The Call - (2015) 8’ - B-C grade
One movement work evoking the call to war in WW1
Commissioned by The Canning City Brass Band (WA) for the ANZAC Centennial
Premiere: April 25, 2015
Canning City Town Hall, Canning City Band cond. Richie Burton
Suitable for concerts and competitions.

In Flanders Field - (2015) 18’ - A-B grade
Three movement work based on WW1 poetry and depicting conflicts in France and Turkey
Commissioned by The Boroondara Brass Band (Vic) cond. Danny van Bergen for the ANZAC Centennial.
B Grade Test Piece - 2015 Victorian Brass Band Championship, Ballarat
Recording: The Boroondara Brass Band
Broadstock - In Flanders Fields Movement 2

Brass Band and Cornet Solo:
Song of the Pilgrim (Concertino) - Solo Cornet (1995) 9’
Performed by John Collinson and the Melbourne Staff Band of the Salvation Army
Recording: Melbourne Staff Band, John Collinson, cornet, cond. Colin Woods

Blott En Dag (Just One Day) – Solo Cornet (2018) 4’
Based on a Swedish Hymn

I’m In His Hands (In Memory of Jeanette Smith) - Solo Cornet (2018) 3’

Brass Band and Trombone Solo:
The Cross on the Hill – Solo Trombone (1998) 8'
Commissioned by Andrew Justice and the ISB
Recording:
Immortal Themes ISB cond. Stephen Cobb, Andrew Justice trombone

I’m In His Hands (In Memory of Jeanette Smith) - Solo Trombone (2018) 3’

Brass Band and Flugel Horn Solo:
Blott En Dag (Just One Day) – Solo Flugel Horn (2018) 4’
Based on a Swedish Hymn.

Transcription:
Song of Praise - Lesley Condon 5’
Transcription for brass band of the choral work by Condon.

Trombone Section Feature:
My Shepherd (1988) 5’
Features the trombone section, based on an American hymn.
(Published: Triumphonic Collection, USA)
CD Recordings:
Chicago Staff Band cond. Dr Harold Burgmayer Reformation CD 2016
New England Brass Band cond. Douglas Yeo
Be Glad Then America CD 2007
William Booth Memorial Halls Band cond. Duncan Cameron
Here Is Love CD
National Capital Band (USA) / Stephen Bulla
On Tour CD 1989
Listen to the National Capital Band My Shepherd (Trombone Feature)

Nearer My God To Thee (Hymn arrangement) (2011) 4.5’
Suitable for all grades
Trombone section feature with Brass Band.
Commissioned by the Moonee Valley Brass Band, musical director Wally Pope

Brass Bands and Bells:
Gates of Day (Federation Symphony) – 4 brass bands, military band, bells (2001) 25’ Commissioned by the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts 2001
Premiere: 2001 Melbourne International Festival of the Arts, Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne. Combined brass and bells/conductor Graham Lloyd


Tuba Ensemble:
Hymn, Holler and Hoedown
2 euphoniums, 2 tubas (2016) 9’
3 movement work based on ‘Americanisms’ in music: the hymn, the slave chant and southern fiddling